Houston Tumlin, who played the son of Will Ferrell’s Ricky Bobby in “Talladega Nights,” has died by suicide. He was 28 years old.
Shelby County Coroner Lina Evans confirmed the news to TheWrap. According to TMZ, which was the first to report the news of the death, no note has been found, but his girlfriend was inside the home at the time of his death.
The 2006 comedy “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” was Tumlin’s only acting credit. According to TMZ, as of 2015 he was serving in the Army’s 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell.
Tumlin was born on Dec. 27, 1992, in Pell City, Alabama, and graduated in 2011 from Victory’s Christian High School. He co-starred alongside Grayson Russell in “Talladega Nights,” delivering one of the film’s most iconic scenes at the dinner table.
Grayson Russell (left) and Houston Tumlin at the 2006 premiere of “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) is a free, 24/7 confidential service that can provide people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, or those around them, with support, information and local resources.
Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2021 (Photos)
A look at all the stars in movies, TV, music, sports and media we've lost this year.
The "E.T." and "Back to the Future" casting director died Jan. 1. He was 85 years old.
Joan Micklin Silver
The director known for acclaimed films "Hester Street" and "Crossing Delancey" died Jan. 1 due to vascular dementia. She was 85.
Gerry Marsden, lead signer of the British pop band Gerry and the Pacemakers, died Jan. 3 after an infection of the heart. He was 78.
"Food Network Challenge" judge and cake designing expert Kerry Vincent passed away Jan. 4. She was 75 years old.
Former Bond Girl and star of "A View to Kill" and "That 70s Show" Tanya Roberts was confirmed dead Jan. 5 after initial misleading reports that she had passed away, then was still alive. Roberts died of a urinary tract infection that spread to other organs, and she was 65 years old.
Cassandra Anne "Angie" Jakusz, a former contestant on "Survivor: Palau" who earned the nickname "No Fun Angie," died on Jan. 8 after battling cancer. She was 40 years old.
Acclaimed pianist and the widow to Fred Rogers, better known as beloved children's TV host Mister Rogers, died on Jan. 14. She was 92.
Peter Mark Richman
The actor who appeared on series including "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Dynasty," died on Jan. 14 at the age of 93.
Tommy Lasorda • Tommy Lasorda, who spent 71 seasons playing with and managing the Los Angeles Dodgers, died Jan. 8. He was 93.
Dave Creek • Lead character designer who'd worked on FOX's "Bob's Burgers" show since it debuted in 2011, died Jan. 8 after a skydiving accident. He was 42.
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Michael Apted • Michael Apted, director of documentary films including "Up" and "The Coal Miner's Daughter," died Jan. 8. He was 79.
John Reilly • "General Hospital" star and " Beverly Hills 90210" actor John Reilly died Jan. 10. He was 84 years old.
Marsha Zazula • Marsha Zazula, co-founder of Megaforce Records, the record label that launched Metallica's debut album and career, died Jan. 10. She was 68.
Stacy Title • Stacy Title, director of films including "Let the Devil Wear Black," "The Last Supper" and "The Bye Bye Man," died Jan. 11 after a battle with ALS. She was 56.
Sheldon Adelson • GOP financier and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson died Jan. 12. He was 87.
Jessica Campbell • "Freaks and Geeks" and "Election" actress Jessica Campbell passed away unexpectedly Dec. 29, but her family announced her death Jan. 13. She was 38.
Joanne Rogers • Acclaimed pianist and the widow of Fred Rogers, better known as beloved children’s TV host Mister Rogers, died on Jan. 14. She was 92.
Peter Mark Richman • The actor who appeared on numerous series, including “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “Dynasty,” died on Jan. 14 at the age of 93.
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Sylvain Sylvain • The guitarist and founding member of the pioneering rock group New York Dolls died on Jan. 13 following a battle with cancer. He was 69.
Philip J. Smith • The Tony Award winner, who led Broadway’s Shubert Organization for decades, died on Jan. 15 at age 89. His cause of death was complications from COVID-19, according to his daughters Linda Phillips and Jennifer Stein.
Phil Spector • Music producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector died of natural causes in a prison hospital in Stockton, Ca. Jan. 17. He was 81.
David Richardson • Television writer David Richardson, who wrote on "The Simpsons" and "Two and a Half Men" died Jan. 18. He was 65.
Don Sutton • Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher and former Los Angeles Dodger Don Sutton died Jan. 19 from natural causes. He was 75.
Mira Furlan • Actress Mira Furlan, who starred on "Bablyon 5" and "Lost," died Jan. 22 of complications from West Nile Virus. She was 65.
Hank Aaron • Baseball's former home run king and Hall of Famer Hank Aaron died on Jan. 22. He was 86.
Bob Avian • Tony Award-winning choreographer Bob Avian died of cardiac arrest on Jan. 22. Avian worked on productions of including "Dreamgirls," A Chorus Line," and "Miss Saigon." He was 83.
Gregory Sierra • Actor Gregory Sierra's death was reported on Jan. 22, and a family spokesperson said Sierra died earlier in the month after a battle with cancer. The "Barney Miller" and "Sanford and Son" actor was 83.
Larry King •Legendary interviewer and newsman Larry King died on Jan. 23 after contracting COVID-19. King was 87.
Walter Bernstein • Oscar-nominated screenwriter Walter Bernstein, best known for his work "The Font," died Jan. 23. He was 101 years old.
Perry Botkin Jr. • Composer Perry Botkin Jr., who created the theme for the soap opera "The Young and the Restless," died Jan. 23. He was 87.
Bruce Kirby • Character actor Bruce Kirby, who starred in acclaimed films including "The Godfather" and "Crash," died Jan. 26. He was 95 years old.
Sekou Smith • Award-winning NBA writer and NBA TV correspondent Sekou Smith passed away Jan. 26. He was 48 years old.
Cloris Leachman • "Young Frankenstein" and "Phyllis" star Cloris Leachman died of natural causes in her sleep Jan. 27. She was 94.
Sonny Fox • Sonny Fox, former host of the 1950s children's show "Wonderama," died of COVID-19 complications Jan. 28. He was 95.
Cicely Tyson • Actress Cicely Tyson, whose career on stage and screen spanned over 60 years, died Jan. 28. She was 96.
Duke Bootee • Rapper and educator Duke Bootee (real name Edward Gernel Feltcher), died at his home in Georgia Jan. 29 from heart failure. He was 69.
Hilton Valentine • The founding member of the band The Animals died on Jan. 29 at age 77. He helped bring the band to stardom with the hit "House of the Rising Sun."
Sophie Xeon • The Grammy-nominated musician, producer, and DJ died Jan. 30 at age 34 after an accidental fall in Greece.
Allan Burns • Burns co-created the hit television series "The Munsters" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and created animations for cartoon classics like "Rocky and Bullwinkle" and "Dudley Do-Right." He died on Jan. 31 at age 85.
Marc Wilmore • The brother of Larry Wilmore and a writer "F is for Family," "In Living Color," and "The Simpsons" died Jan. 31 at age 57 of complications from COVID.
Jamie Tarses • Tarses, the former ABC president who made history as the first woman to run a broadcast television network from 1996 to 1999, died Feb. 1 at age 56 after suffering complications from a cardiac event last fall.
Dustin Diamond • The former child star, best known for his iconic role as Samuel "Screech" Powers on the sitcom "Saved By The Bell" died Feb. 1 at age 44 from cancer.
Ricky Powell • Hip-hop and street photographer, and honorary "fourth Beastie Boy" Ricky Powell died Feb. 1. He was 59.
Hal Holbrook • Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Hal Holbrook, best known for playing Deep Throat in "All the President's Men," died Feb. 1. He was 95 years old.
Jack Palladino • Private detective Jack Palladino, who worked for clients including Bill Clinton, R. Kelly and Harvey Weinstein, died in an attack in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco Feb. 2. He was 76 .
Christopher Plummer • "Sound of Music" and "Beginnings" star Christopher Plummer died after falling and suffering a blow to the head Feb. 5. He was 91.
Leon Spinks Jr. • Olympic gold medalist boxer Leon Spinks Jr. died Feb. 6 after a battle with multiple cancers. He was 67.
George Shultz • The former Secretary of State to Ronald Reagan died Feb. 7. He was 100 years old.
Pedro Gomez • Longtime ESPN reporter Pedro Gomez died Feb. 7. He was 58.
Billy Brown • The patriarch of the Brown family which starred on the Discovery show "Alaskan Bush People" died Feb. 8 after a seizure. He was 68.
Jean-Claude Carriere • Screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere, known for his films including "Belle de Jour" and an adaptation of Milan Kundera's novel "The Unbearable Lightness of Being," died Feb. 8. He was 89.
Mary Wilson • Singer Mary Wilson, who co-founded the Supremes in 1961, died Feb. 9. She was 76.
Larry Flynt • Hustler Magazine founder and publisher Larry Flynt died Feb. 10. He was 78.
Katherine Creag • NBC News reporter Katherine Creag died suddenly Feb. 11. She was 47.
Chick Corea • 23-time Grammy Award-winning Jazz pianist and composer Chick Corea died of cancer Feb. 11. He was 79.
Brayden Smith • Five-time "Jeopardy" champion Brayden smith died unexpectedly Feb. 5. He was 24.
Lynn Stalmaster • Casting director Lynn Stalmaster, who cast more than 400 films and TV shows and was the first casting director to receive an Academy Award, died Feb. 12. He was 93 years old.
Johnny Pacheco • Dominican Salsa music bandleader and co-founder of Fania Records Johnny Pacheco, died Feb. 15. He was 85.
Rush Limbaugh • Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, whose self-titled show ran for over 30 years on 600 radio stations, died Feb. 17 of advanced lung cancer. He was 70.
Harry Bring • Television producer Harry Bring, whose notable shows include "Criminal Minds," "X-Files" and "Army Wives," died Feb. 18. He was 77.
Prince Markie Dee • Music producer, rapper and actor Mark Morales -- better known as Prince Markie Dee -- died Feb. 18. The Fat Boys' co-founder was 52 years old.
Martha Ruth Stewart • Actress and singer Martha Ruth Stewart, who starred with Humphrey Bogart in "In a Lonely Place," died Feb. 22. She was 98 years old.
Peter S. Davis • Producer Peter S. Davis, who worked on the "Highlander" series, died Feb. 23. He was 79.
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Alan Robert Murray • Sound editor Alan Robert Murray, who won Oscars for his work on "American Sniper" and "Joker," died Feb. 25. He was 66 years old.
Fred Segal • L.A. fashion icon Fred Segal, whose retail store in West Hollywood has been a city mainstay since 1961, died Feb. 26 after suffering a stroke. He was 87 years old.
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Irv Cross • Former NFL player and CBS Sports commentator Irv Cross died Feb. 28. Cross was a broadcaster for 23 years and was 81 when he died.
Vernon Jordan • Jordan, a civil rights activist and advisor to former president Bill Clinton, died March 2. He was 85.
Jahmil French • Actor Jahmil French, who starred in "Degrassi: The Next Generation" and "Soundtrack," died March 2. He was 29.
Geoffrey Scott • "Dynasty" and "Dark Shadows" actor Geoffrey Scott died March 3 of complications from Parkinson's disease. He was 79.
Josh Humiston • Humiston, a partner at the Agency for Performing Arts, died of a sudden stroke March 4. He was 48.
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Lance Waldroup • Walrdoup, one of the stars of Discovery Channel's "Moonshiners" show, died unexpectedly March 4. He was 30 years old.
Michael Wolf Snyder • The 35-year-old sound director, best known for his work on "Nomadland," died by suicide March 1.
Tony Hendra • The British satirist and star of "This Is Spinal Tap" died on March 5 at age 79 from Lou Gehrig's disease.
Michael Stanley • The Cleveland-based singer and radio personality died on March 6 at age 72. Stanley died in his sleep after losing a battle with lung cancer.
Mark Wilson • The '60's tv magician best known for the series "Magic Land of Allakazam" died March 8. He was 91.
Leon Gast • Director Leon Gast, who worked on the Oscar-winning documentary "When We Were Kings," died March 8 following a long illness. He was 85.
Norton Juster • Author Norton Juster, who wrote acclaimed novels such as "The Phantom Tollbooth" and "The Dot and Line," died March 9. He was 91 years old.
Roger Mudd • The longtime CBS and NBC News correspondent died March 9 at age 93. Mudd died due to complications from kidney failure.
Cliff Simon • The actor best known for playing Ba'al on "Stargate SG-1" died March 11 at age 58 in an accident while kitesurfing.
'Marvelous' Marvin Hagler • The boxing legend died March 13 at age 66. A cause of death was not immediately known.
James Levine • The longtime Metropolitan Opera conductor died March 17 at age 77. The famed conductor led more than 2,500 performances.
Jeffery M. Hayes • Hayes, a veteran TV producer who oversaw productions of "MacGyver" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation" died March 9 at age 68 at his home in Los Angeles. His illness was not related to COVID.
Elgin Baylor • The legendary Los Angeles Lakers star and former general manager for the Los Angeles Clippers died March 22 at age 86 of natural causes.
Katherine Diaz• Diaz, a 22-year-old Olympic hopeful, was struck by lightning in a freak accident and died March 22 at age 22.
George Segal • "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" actor George Segal died March 23 after complications from a bypass surgery. He was 87 years old.
Houston Tumlin • "Talladega Nights" actor Houston Tumlin died by suicide March 24. He was 28 years old.
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Bertrand Tavernier • French director, screenwriter and film critic Bertrand Tavernier, known for films including "'Round Midnight" and "A Sunday in the Country," died March 25. He was 79.
Richard Gilliland • The veteran character actor known for his work "Designing Women" and "Airplane II: The Sequel" died March 25 at the age of 71.
Jessica Walter • Best known for playing matriarch Lucille Bluth on "Arrested Development" and for her role on "Archer," Bluth died March 25 at age 80.
Craig 'Mums' Grant • Mums, who appeared on all of HBO's "Oz" from 1997-2003, died March 25 at the age of 53.
Larry McMurtry • The author of "Lonesome Dove" and screenwriter of "Brokeback Mountain" died March 26 at age 84.
Beverly Cleary• The popular children's book author of "Ramona Quimby" and "The Mouse and the Motorcycle," died March 26 at 104.
G Gordon Liddy • The Watergate scandal operative died March 30 at his home in Virginia. He was 90.
Linda Torres • The "Big Ang" reality star died April 3 from COVID-19 at the age of 67.
BB Dickerson• The bassist and vocalist for the funk rock band War died April 4 from an undisclosed illness. He was 71.
Paul Ritter • The actor, best known for his roles in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and "Cherynobl" died April 6 from a brain tumor. He was 54.
Midwin Charles • The CNN and MSNBC legal analyst died April 6 at age 47. No cause of death was given.
Howard Weitzman • The powerful Hollywood lawyer whose clients included O.J. Simpson and Michael Jackson died of cancer on April 8 at the age of 81.
James Hampton • The actor, best known for his roles in "The Longest Yard" and "F Troop," died from complications of Parkinson's Disease. He was 84.
Quindon Tarver • Best known for performing Prince's "When Doves Cry" in 1996's "Romeo and Juliet," died April 1 in a car accident. He was 38.
Anne Beatts • The original "Saturday Night Live" writer and creator of the hit show "Square Pegs" died April 8 at the age of 74.
Prince Philip • The longest serving royal in history died April 9 at age 99 after battling an array of health issues.
DMX • The legendary rapper, best known for his hit "Party Up (Up In Here) died on April 9 at age 50 of a heart attack.
Nikki Grahame • "Big Brother UK" contestant Nikki Grahame died April 10 after a battle with anorexia. She was 38 years old.
Joseph Siravo • The actor who played Tony Soprano's father on HBO's "The Sopranos" died April 12 after a battle with colon cancer. He was 66.
Gerren Taylor • Model and star of BET reality show "Baldwin Hills" Gerren Taylor died April 12. She was 30 years old.
Lee Aaker • Lee Aaker, who starred in ABC's series "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin" as a child actor, died of a stroke April 13. He was 77.
Adam Perkins • Perkins, the young man who went viral for his "Welcome to Chili's" meme on the now-defunct social media platform Vine, died April 14. He was 24.
Bernie Madoff • The investor and architect of one of the world's most notorious Ponzi schemes, Bernie Madoff died in prison April 14. He was 82.
Robert Fletcher • Costume designer Robert Fletcher, who worked on all four "Star Trek" films and on Broadway, died April 14. He was 98.
Helen McCrory • Actress Helen McCrory, known best for her work on "Peaky Blinders" and as Narcissa Malfoy in the "Harry Potter" series, died April 16 after battling cancer. She was 52.
Felix Silla • Silla, who played Cousin Itt in the ABC show "The Addams Family" and starred in "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century," died April 16. He was 84.
Black Rob • Robert Ross, better known by his hip-hop stage name Black Rob, died April 17. He was 51 years old.
Sunday Burquest • Former "Survivor" contestant Sunday Burquest died after a battle with cancer April 18. She was 50.
Walter Mondale • Former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale, who served Jimmy Carter from 1977-81, died April 19. He was 93.
Anthony Powell • Oscar-winning costume designer Anthony Powell, who created the Cruella DeVille look for Disney's "101 Dalmatians," died April 20 at 85.
Jim Steinman • Rock composer Jim Steinman, who worked with musicians including Meatloaf and Celine Dion, died April 20. He was 73.
Les McKeown • Scottish singer Les McKeown, who founded the '70s pop band Bay City Rollers, died April 22. He was 65.
Shock G • Rapper Shock G, a founder member of the Digital Underground and producer of Tupac Shakur's breakout album "2Pacalypse Now," died April 22. He was 57.
Charles Fries • Producer Charles Fries, who worked on TV's "Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Martian Chronicles," died April 23. He was 92.
Marty Bauer • United Talent Agency co-founder Marty Bauer died April 24 at 74 years old.
Al Schmitt • Music engineer and 20-time Grammy Award-winner Al Schmitt died April 27. He was 91.
Michael Collins • Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins died April 28 after a fight with cancer. He was 90.
Anne Douglas • Film publicist and widow of Kirk Douglas, Anne Douglas died April 29. She was 102.
Johnny Crawford • Child star and Mouseketeer Johnny Crawford died April 30 at 75 years old.
Olympia Dukakis • Stage and screen actress Olympia Dukakis, who won an Oscar for her 1987 performance in "Moonstruck," died May 1. She was 89.
Bobby Unser • Three-time Indy 500 racing champion Bobby Unser died May 3. He was 87.
Jacques d'Amboise • Ballet dancer and star in musicals including "Carousel" and "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" Jacques d'Amboise died May 3. He was 86.
Billie Hayes • Actress Billie Hayes, known for her role as Witchiepoo in the 1970s children's show "H.R. Pufnstuf," died May 3. She was 96.
George Jung • Cocaine smuggler George Jung, who helped Pablo Escobar run drugs into the U.S. and was portrayed by Johnny Depp in the film "Blow," died May 5. He was 78.
Frank McRae • Action hero Frank McRae, who starred in blockbuster films including "License to Kill" and "Last Action Hero," died April 29 at age 80. His family announced his passing May 6.
Tawny Kitaen • Actress, model and video vixen Tawny Kitaen died May 8. She was 59.
Lloyd Price • Singer and songwriter Lloyd Price, who wrote the hit songs "Stagger Lee" and "Lawdy Miss Clawdy," died May 3 at age 88.
Norman Lloyd • "Dead Poet's Society" and "St. Elsewhere" actor Norman Lloyd died May 11. He was 106 years old.
Jerome "New Jack" Young • Pro wrestler Jerome Young, better known in the ring as New Jack, died May 15 of a heart attack. He was 58.
Charles Grodin • Film and television actor Charles Grodin, best known for his work in movies "Rosemary's Baby," "The Heartbreak Kid" and "Beethoven," died May 18. He was 86.
Paul Mooney • Comedian Paul Mooney, who was a "Chapelle's Show" regular and wrote for Richard Pryor, died of a heart attack May 19. He was 79.
Mark York • Actor Mark York, who played Billy Merchant on NBC's hit sitcom "The Office," died May 24. He was 55.
Samuel E. Wright • Oscar-winning actor and singer Samuel E. Wright, who voiced Sebastian in Disney's "The Little Mermaid" and sang its iconic song "Under the Sea," died May 25. He was 74 years old.
Kevin Clark • The actor known for playing Freddy "Spazzy McGee" Jones in "School of Rock" died May 26 after being hit by a car while biking. He was 32.
Paul Soles • Soles, who voiced the title character in the 1960s "Amazing Spider-Man" animated series and the misfit elf Hermey in the 1964 Christmas classic film "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" died May 28. He was 90.
Gavin Macleod • Veteran TV actor MacLeod, who starred in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Love Boat," died May 29. He was 90.
BJ Thomas • Grammy-winning singer BJ Thomas, best known for his songs "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" and "Hooked on a Feeling," died May 29. He was 78.
Joe Lara • Actor Joe Lara, who played Tarzan in the "Tarzan: The Epic Adventures" TV series, died May 30. He was 58 and killed in a Cessna plane crash with his wife.
Buddy Van Horn • Filmmaker Buddy Van Horn who directed Clint Eastwood (and served as his stunt double) in films "Any Way You Can" and "The Dead Pool," died May 31. He was 92.
Romy Walthall • Actress Romy Walthall, who appeared in "Face/Off" and "The House of Usher," died May 19 of cardiac arrest. She was 57.
Robert Hogan • TV actor Robert Hogan, who starred in a litany of popular shows including "I Dream of Jeannie," "The Twilight Zone" and "Magnum P.I.," died of pneumonia May 27. He was 87 years old.
F Lee Bailey • Celebrity attorney F Lee Bailey -- best known for representing OJ Simpson and Patty Hearst -- died June 3. He was 87.
Clarence Williams III • Clarence Williams III, known for his starring role as Linc on the "Mod Squad" and Prince's dad in the "Purple Rain" film, died June 6 after battling colon cancer. He was 81.
Erin O'Brien • Singer and actress known for her role in "Sunset Strip" Erin O'Brien died at her home in Seattle May 20. She was 87 years old.
Ernie Lively • Actor Ernie Lively, who starred in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" and "Passenger," died June 9. He was 74.
Ned Beatty • Beloved character actor Ned Beatty, who starred in acclaimed films including "Deliverance" and "Network," died June 13. He was 83.
John Gabriel• Actor John Gabriel, who starred in the popular soap opera "Ryan's Hope," died June 14. He was 90 years old.
Lisa Banes • Actress Lisa Banes, who appeared in "Gone Girl" and "Cocktail," died June 15 after a hit-and-run accident. She was 65.
Frank Bonner • Frank Bonner, the actor who played radio-station sales manager Herb Tarlek on “WKRP in Cincinnati” died June 27. He was 79.
John Paragon • Actor John Paragon, who played ambi the Genie on “Pee-wee’s Playhouse,” died June 17. He was 66.
Joanne Linville • Character actress Joanne Linville, who starred alongside Barbra Streisand in the 1976 “A Star is Born" and was in the original "Star-Trek" series, died June 21. She was 93.
John Langley • "Cops" TV show creator John Langley died of a heart attack while auto racing in Mexico June 27. He was 78 years old.
Stuart Damon • "General Hospital" star Stuart Damon, who played Dr. Alan Quartermaine for more than 30 years on the soap, died June 29. He was 84.
Richard Donner • Director Richard Donner, who directed films including 1978's "Superman" and the "Lethal Weapon" franchise, died July 5. He was 91.
John Erman • Emmy-winning director Erman, who directed "Roots" and Season 3 of the original "Star Trek" series, died June 25. He was 85.
Robert Downey Sr. • Director Robert Downey Sr., father to "Iron Man" star Robert Downey Jr. and director of the hit underground film “Putney Swope,” died July 7 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was 85.
Chick Vennera • "Golden Girls" actor Chick Vennera, who played Enrique Mas, died July 8. He was 74.
William Smith • Actor and stuntman William Smith, who is credited in over 300 films including the Clint Eastwood film "Any Which Way You Can," died July 5. He was 88.
Paul Orndorff • WWE champion Hall of Fame wrestler Paul Orndorff died July 12. He was 71 years old.
Jeff LaBar • Jeff LaBar, guitarist for chart-topping hair metal band Cinderella, died July 14. He was 58.
Bergen Williams • The actress who played Big Alice on ABC soap opera “General Hospital” died on July 30 from Wilson's disease. She was 62.
Charlie Watts • Drummer Charlie Watts, who played for the Rolling Stones since 1963, died Aug. 24. He was 80 years old.
Michael Nader • Actor who appeared on "Dynasty" and "All My Children" died on Aug. 23 from an untreatable form of cancer.. He was 76.
Lloyd Dobyns Jr. • The former NBC News anchor died on Aug. 25 from complications after a series of strokes. He was 85.
Serge Onik • The dancer and choreographer who made the Top 20 on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance" died on Aug. 24. He was 33.
Matthew Mindler • The child actor best known for his role in the 2011 film “Our Idiot Brother” was found dead on Aug. 28 after being reported missing from his university. His death was ruled a suicide due to sodium nitrate toxicity. He was 19.
Ed Asner • Emmy-winning character actor who broke out in the 1970s as a newsman in the CBS hits “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Lou Grant” died on Aug. 29. He was 91.
Lee “Scratch” Perry • Pioneering reggae musician who produced some of the genre’s most groundbreaking albums died in a Jamaican hospital on Aug. 29. He was 85.
Michael Constantine • Actor best known for his roles in the “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” films and the TV series “Room 222” passed away on Aug. 31 of natural causes. He was 94.
Gregg Leakes • Husband of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member NeNe Leakes and staple on the Bravo reality show died on Sept. 1 after a long battle with cancer. He was 66.
Allison Payne • Longtime TV news reporter anchor for Chicago’s WGN died on Sept. 1 after suffering many health issues over the years, including a series of mini-strokes and bouts of depression. She was 57.
David Patten • Former NFL player known for his four seasons with the New England Patriots died in a motorcycle crash involving two other vehicles on Sept. 2. He was 47.
Fuquan Johnson • Comedian died on Sept. 3 from a suspected overdose after unknowingly using cocaine laced with fentanyl while attending a party in Venice, California. He was 42. R
Irma Kalish • TV writer and producer of shows like "My Favorite Martian,” “My Three Sons,” “F-Troop,” “I Dream of Jeannie,” “All in the Family,” “The Bob Newhart Show,” “Too Close for Comfort” and “Good Times” died on Sept. 3 of complications from pneumonia. She was 96.
Erik Cowie • One of the zookeepers featured on Netflix’s “Tiger King” series, has died of acute and chronic alcohol use on Sept. 3. He was 52.
Willard Scott • Longtime weatherman for “The Today Show” and the original Ronald McDonald died on Sept. 4 of natural causes. The current “Today” weatherman Al Roker shared the sad news on Instagram, calling him his “second dad.” Scott was 87.
Sarah Harding • Singer and performer who was one of the founding members of the English-Irish girl group Girls Aloud, died Sept. 5 after a battle with breast cancer. She was 39.
Jean-Paul Belmondo • French cinema star best known for his performance in Jean-Luc Godard’s “Breathless” in 1959 died on Sept. 6. He was 88.
Francesco “Nino” Castelnuovo • Italian actor who starred in the Palme D’Or winner “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” and the Best Picture Oscar winner “The English Patient” died on Sept. 6 after a long battle with illness. He was 84.
Anthony “AJ” Johnson • Comedian and actor best known for his parts in “Friday” and “House Party” died after being found unresponsive in a store on Sept. 6. He was 55.
Michael K. Williams • Star of HBO’s “The Wire” and “Boardwalk Empire” was found dead of acute combined drug intoxication in his Brooklyn apartment on Sept. 8. He was 54.
Art Metrano • Stand-up comedian who played the stuck-up Lt. Ernie Mauser in the “Police Academy” films died at his home in Florida on Sept. 8. He was 84.
Freddie Combs • Minister and former fan-favorite contestant on “The X Factor” died on Sept. 10 after suffering from kidney failure. He was 49.
Ben Best • Co-creator and star of HBO’s “Eastbound & Down” with Danny McBride died on Sept.12. He was 46.
Norm Macdonald • Standup comedian and one of the most famous cast members on “Saturday Night Live” died on Sept. 14 after a nine-year battle with cancer. He was 61.
Gavan O’Herlihy • Actor who played Richie Cunningham's older brother, Chuck, on Season 1 of “Happy Days” died on Sept. 15. He was 70.
Jane Powell • Golden Age of Hollywood star known for such movie musicals as “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and “Royal Wedding” with Fred Astaire died on Sept. 16 of natural causes. She was 92.
Patty Perez • Actress and internet sensation who made a cameo in two “Jackass” movies died on Sept. 17 after complications from diabetes. She was 57.
Tim Donnelly • Actor best known for playing fireman Chet Kelly on the 1970s TV series “Emergency!” died on Sept. 18 after complications following recent surgery. He was 77.
Sarah Dash • R&B singer and co-founder of Labelle best known for “Lady Marmalade” died on Sept. 20. She was 76.
George Holliday • The Los Angeles plumber who filmed the 9-minute video of LAPD officers beating Rodney King died of COVID-19 on Sept. 20.
Willie Garson • The actor best known for playing Stanford Blatch on HBO’s “Sex and the City” died on Sept. 21 after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57.
Al Harrington • The actor best known for his role of Detective Ben Kokua in the original “Hawaii Five-O” died Sept. 21 after suffering a stroke the previous week. He was 85.
Melvin Van Peebles • The icon of Black cinema who acted in and directed influential ’70s films like “Watermelon Man” and “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song,” died on Sept 21. He was 89.
Roger Michell • The director best known for films like “Notting Hill” and “Venus” died on Sept. 22. He was 65.
Jay Sandrich • The five-time Emmy-winner who directed dozens of episodes of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Cosby Show” died on Sept. 22 from complications of dementia. He was 89.
Gabriel Salazar • The TikTok influencer better known as @gabenotbabe died on Sept. 26 of injuries sustained during a car crash in Zavala County, Texas. He was 19.
Tommy Kirk • The actor best known for his childhood roles in Disney classics like “Swiss Family Robinson” and “Son of Flubber” died on Sept. 28. He was 79.
Michael Tylo • The soap actor best known for his role of Quinton Chamberlain on “Guiding Light” died on Sept. 28. He was 72.
Cynthia Harris • The actress who spent years on the sitcom “Mad About You” Harris playing Paul Reiser’s mom, Sylvia Buchman, and in the miniseries “Edward & Mrs. Simpson” died on Oct. 3 after suffering from Type 1 diabetes most of life. She was 87.
Todd Akin • The former Republican congressman from Missouri died on Oct. 3 after battling cancer for years. He was 74. He was responsible for coining the phrase "legitimate rape."
Alan Kalter • David Letterman’s longtime announcer during his “Late Show” run died on Oct. 4. He was 78.
Fuller Goldsmith • The culinary wunderkind who competed on Bravo’s ‘Top Chef Junior" and Food Network’s "Chopped Junior" died on Oct. 6 at the age of 17. Goldsmith was a four-time cancer survivor and had been battling acute lymphoplastic leukemia since age 3.
Trevor Jones • The former contestant on Bravo’s “Millionaire Matchmaker” died of “a sudden Vascular Ehlers Danlos Syndrome event” on Oct. 9. He was 34.
Granville Adams • Actor best known for his role of Zahir Arif in “Oz” died on Oct. 10 after a lengthy fight with cancer. He was 58.
Chris Pearson • The DJ and former contestant on the MTV show “Ex on the Beach” died on Oct. 10 after a reported stabbing. He was 25.
Ruthie Tompson • The legendary Disney animator who worked with Walt Disney Studios on classics such as “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Bambi” and “Sleeping Beauty” died on Oct. 10. She was 111.
Brian Goldner • The chairman and CEO of Hasbro died on Oct. 11, just two days after he had stepped away on medical leave. The cause of death was not given, though he disclosed last year he has been battling prostate cancer since 2014. He was 58.
Emani 22 • The R&B singer whose real name was Emani Johnson died on Oct. 11 from "injuries she sustained after a tragic accident." She was 22.
Ricarlo Flanagan • The former actor on Showtime’s “Shameless” and contestant on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” died on Oct. 12 of what his agent said appears to be COVID-19. He was 41.
Roy Horan • The American martial arts film star who performed during Hong Kong’s Golden Era of cinema died in Los Angeles on Oct. 12. He was 71.
Diane Weyermann • The Emmy-winning documentary producer who executive-produced the Oscar-winning feature docs “An Inconvenient Truth” and “Citizenfour" and was the chief content officer at Participant Media died on Oct. 14 after a battle with lung cancer. She was 66.
Colin Powell • The former top military officer who rose to become the first Black secretary of state under President George W. Bush died on Oct. 18 of complications from COVID-19. He was 84.
Ralph Carmichael • The versatile songwriter, composer and conductor whose prolific career spanned film and film (including incidental music for “I Love Lucy,” “December Bride,” “Bonanza” and “The Blob”) died on Oct. 18. He was 94.
Val Bisoglio • The character actor who worked in the industry for a half-century and starred in projects like “Saturday Night Fever,” “The Sopranos,” “M.A.S.H.” and “Quincy, M.E.” died on Oct. 18. He was 95.
William Lucking • The actor best known for playing biker character Piermont “Piney” Winston on FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” died on Oct. 18. He was 80.
Leslie Bricusse • The acclaimed songwriter, composer and screenwriter who wrote the music and lyrics for "Doctor Dolittle," "Goodbye, Mr. Chips," "Scrooge," "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," "Tom and Jerry: The Movie" and "Goldfinger" died on Oct. 19. He was 90.
Christopher Ayres • The prolific voice actor best known for his work on several anime series produced by Funimation died on Oct. 19 following a long battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 56.
George Butler • The filmmaker known for the bodybuilding documentary “Pumping Iron” about the 1975 Mr. Olympia competition between Arnold Schwarzenegger and future “Incredible Hulk” star Lou Ferrigno died of pneumonia on Oct. 21. He was 78.
Peter Scolari • The actor who co-starred with Tom Hanks on the ’80s sitcom “Bosom Buddies” and was series regular on “Newhart” died on Oct 22 after battling leukemia. He was 66.
James Michael Tyler • The actor best known for playing Gunther on “Friends,” the waiter at Central Perk who had a massive crush on Rachel, died Oct. 24 with advanced prostate cancer. He was 59.
Mort Sahl • The comedy legend whose provocative style influenced generations of performers to come, including George Carlin, Woody Allen and Lenny Bruce, died on Oct. 26. He was 94.
Jovita Moore • The Emmy award-winning news anchor at WSB-TV in Atlanta died on Oct. 28, seven months after being diagnosed with brain cancer diagnosis. She was 53.
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A look at all the stars in movies, TV, music, sports and media we’ve lost so far this year
A look at all the stars in movies, TV, music, sports and media we've lost this year.